After knowingly violating her own advice about COVID and the holidays, Dr. Deborah Birx is choosing to run and hide rather than own up to her hypocrisy.
Citing the “overwhelming” experience her family went through in the past week, Dr. Deborah Birx has announced that she will be retiring.
She has stated that she will assist the “Biden administration” if asked, but still plans to retire soon.
“I want the Biden administration to be successful. I’ve worked since 1980 in the federal government, first through the military, then through [the Department of Health and Human Services], and then detailed to the State Department and detailed here, where I hope I was helpful. I will be helpful in any role people think I can be helpful in, and then I will retire,” Birx said in an interview.
EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Deborah Birx tells @newsy that she is willing to help with the #Biden transition but ultimately plans to retire, citing her family's treatment over the past week. pic.twitter.com/yEPy9s0Tf9
— Amber Strong TV (@AmberCStrong) December 22, 2020
Dr. Birx came under fire after she traveled to one of her vacation properties in Delaware to “winterize” the property during the Thanksgiving holiday. For this outing, she brought three generations of her family, from two separate households, including her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
She was immediately called out for violating her advice to the American people about COVID, which was to “be vigilant” and limit gatherings to “your immediate household.”
What was her excuse, after being called out? “I did not go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving,” she said, as if the only reason people were angry is that she was celebrating the holiday.
Dr. Birx further illustrated her own hypocrisy in an interview on December 6, well after her Thanksgiving mistake. “We cannot go into the holiday season, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, with the same kind of attitude, that those gatherings don’t apply to me. They apply to everybody,” she stated.
The White House coronavirus response coordinator is now planning to retire because of the way she and her family were treated over the incident, which frustrated Americans who have been forced to not see their families due to COVID lockdowns that Birx supports.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 22, 2020
“I have to say this experience has been a bit overwhelming,” Dr. Birx said on December 22.
“It’s been very difficult on my family. I think what was done in the last week to my family, you know, they didn’t choose this for me,” she added.
“You know, they’ve tried to be supportive, but to drag my family into this, when my daughter hasn’t left that house in 10 months, my parents have been isolated for 10 months, they’ve become deeply depressed, as I’m sure many elderly have as they’ve not been able to see sons, their granddaughters. My parents haven’t seen their surviving son for over a year. These are all very difficult things,” she continued.
As she is definitely not the first member of the elite class who has ignored their own guidance, the American people are rightly angry. California Governor Gavin Newsom, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and many others have faced similar backlash for their hypocritical behavior.
Either these Democrats truly believe rules do not apply to them, or they don’t actually think that COVID is as deadly as they want you to believe.